Korea, Germany sneak into top five destinations; Nigeria and New Zealand also strong partners

Despite solid growth, Atlanta is still ranked No. 18 among metros in goods exports. 


Rep. Westmoreland Favors Free Trade but Bemoans Complexity of Trade Issues

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2015 Although he voted against recent trade legislation, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, told members of the Atlanta Women in International Trade at a luncheon gathering at the Delta Flight Museum on July 27 that he remained a proponent of free trade as long as it  is fair, as in “fair trade.” More

NOW Corp. Seeks to Help Small Exporters Hurt by Ex-Im's Demise

by Phil Bolton | July 23, 2015 In an effort to fill the vacuum left by the demise of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an Atlanta company is actively seeking to provide an alternative to help small business exporters maintain and grow their international sales. More

Exports Keep Factories Rooted in South Georgia

An aircraft manufacturer teaches maintenance to a visitor from Cameroon. A chemical firm affixes Portuguese labels to Brazil-bound tubs. Across town, posters at a health products factory pitch their soothing powers in German.   More

UPS CEO Predicts Major Shifts in the Global Economy by 2020

by Phil Bolton | July 7, 2015 United Parcel Service Inc.’s CEO keeps his eye on the future, and he anticipates big changes in what now are called “emerging markets.” More

The Real Risk of Exporting? Not Doing It

by Trevor Williams | July 1, 2015 Fear of the unknown keeps many companies from exporting, but they should be more petrified of the opportunity costs of letting their sales stop at the U.S. border, executives said at the American Express Grow Global export forum in Atlanta.  More